Florida - PE exemptions for academics: Program requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law allows PE exemptions for academics.

2018 Florida Statutes 1003.455 Physical education; assessment.

(4) The requirement in subsection (3) shall be waived for a student who meets one of the following criteria:

  • (a) The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a remedial course.
  • (b) The student’s parent indicates in writing to the school that:
      1. The parent requests that the student enroll in another course from among those courses offered as options by the school district; or
      1. The student is participating in physical activities outside the school day which are equal to or in excess of the mandated requirement.
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